We’re excited to be among 24 cafés, dessert and pastry shops participating in the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. The festival runs from January 17 to February 14th and we’re offering 2 flavours over the course of the festival.
We’re headed into the final week for our “Make Mine a Malt” flavour. This flavour is made with Callebaut Milk Chocolate, malted milk and topped with whipped cream and a malt ball. Each hot chocolate in the festival is served along with a small bite – with this one we chose to make a snack mix we’re calling “Sticks and Stones”: pecans, popcorn and pretzels with a caramel coating.
Starting January 31, you can try our “I Went All Hot and Cold” flavour which is a dark chocolate hot chocolate using Callebaut chocolate and Avalon Dairy whole milk. This hot chocolate will be paired with Birchwood Dairy vanilla ice cream and a mini waffle cone. Float it in the hot chocolate or eat it separately if you’d like!
The best thing about the Hot Chocolate Festival (yes, even better than 57 hot chocolate flavours) is that 5% of the gross sales from every hot chocolate benefits East Van Roasters and their training and employment program for women in the DTES.
If you’re starting your hot chocolate adventure in Burnaby, don’t forget to check out the delicious offerings at Chez Christophe our Heights neighbour.
Walking tour maps are available to download and print on the CityFood website. Or pick one up at a participating merchant – we’ve got a good supply at the counter.